Body lift can be used to treat many people who have achieved significant weight loss  due to bariatric surgery (such as gastric bypass or Lap-Band) or through diet and exercise are often left with large amounts of heavy, loose folds of skin around the abdomen, arms, thighs, breasts, buttocks and face.

A body lift improves the shape and tone by removing excess skin and the underlying fat. A complete lower body lift treats the buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips and thighs in one procedure.

Key facts about the body lift surgery 

  • Hospital or an in –office procedure:  It’s a hospital procedure 
  • Anesthesia: General anesthesia 
  • Incisions: circumferential around the waist.
  • Length of procedure: 4-5 hours.
  • Length of hospital stay: 2-4 days. 
  • What to expect: recovery time may take 4-6 weeks. Restrictions may include avoiding exercise and lifting of heavy objects for 6-8 weeks.
  • Discomfort: Moderate to significant.
  • Long term result: should be permanent if no change in body weight.
  •  Pain medication and oral antibiotic will be prescribed for you.
  • A compressive garment will be prescribed to the patient for 3 months. 
  • Drains will remain till they stop draining.


Body lift Before and After